Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Assistant Teaching Professor

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Assistant Teaching Professor

Assistant Teaching Professor

Penn State University

Penn State’s Department of Landscape Architecture seeks an innovative, thoughtful colleague interested in enhancing our department’s curricular offerings in social issues in Landscape Architecture — which can range from environmental justice to design for connection/inclusion to power structures in urban design. We further seek a faculty member who will contribute to a climate that embraces excellence and diversity: evidence of a commitment to working collegially with individuals from diverse backgrounds is required. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

The position provides an opportunity for emerging scholars to delve into a research inquiry through studio or seminar courses, develop research methods and tools in an engaged and innovative community of scholars, and deepen critical design pedagogy in both the graduate (MLA) and undergraduate (BLA) programs.

The successful candidate will join our community as an Assistant Teaching Professor, non-tenure line, starting in August 2023 for two-year appointment, through May 2025. The successful candidate will team teach our community design studio and contribute to additional studios, seminars, and/or skills courses. The position additionally will entail service responsibilities within the department as well as the expectation of research or creative activity.

The College of Arts & Architecture is working to establish a culture of anti-racism and anti-oppression that embraces individual identities, fosters a culture of inclusion, and promotes equity through curricula, values, standards, ideals, policies and practices. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of their experience with, and interest in, contributing to these goals.

Required Qualifications

A terminal degree in Landscape Architecture or a related discipline (with at least one professional degree in Landscape Architecture).

Experience in practice and/or teaching focused on social equity issues in Landscape Architecture.

A demonstrated passion for teaching with evidence or promise of success in effective teaching

Demonstrated enthusiasm as a collaborator who can thrive in our frequently team-taught courses.

Evidence of equitable considerations, awareness, and practice regarding curricula development, inclusive practices in educating diverse student bodies or working with a diverse faculty and staff, along with evidence of working collectively to cultivate a culture that supports success and enables all members of a college community to thrive.

To Apply

To apply, submit a letter of application describing your experiences that prepare you for this highly focused position and addressing how equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging relate to your academic, research, creative activity, and/or service experience; a curriculum vitae; a 20-page maximum digital portfolio of research and/or creative work in PDF format; and names of 3 references. Upload these materials to Penn State’s electronic application system:

For full consideration, submissions must be received by February 15, 2023 however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Department Head Roxi Thoren at or 814.865.2900.


Additional Info

Organization/School : Penn State University

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